“Dear ambassadors, there have been fundamental changes in international relations. In particular, all the people are concerned about the confrontation of states that own nuclear weapons. In this regard, it is worth emphasizing the current danger of violation of the treaty on destruction of medium and shorter-range missiles. Of course, peaceful states must confront this global catastrophe and take preventive measures. This is our historical responsibility to all human beings," said N. Nazarbayev during credentials presentation ceremony on Wednesday.
He reminded that Kazakhstan has always been supporting peace and consent, and it has been working as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council.
“The whole world knows Kazakhstan as a state that stands for peace. This year we will celebrate a remarkable date. 70 years ago, on August 29, the first test was conducted at the Semey range. Therefore I want to mark our strategic goal until 2045 - we must create the world free from nuclear weapons. Kazakhstan is doing this work. It has been contributing into settlement of relations in the regions. I'd like to emphasize the Astana process and assistance to Afghanistan. Kazakhstan will continue contributing to development of peace and security, " he said.
Addressing to the heads of diplomatic missions, N. Nazarbayev congratulated them on the start of their mission in Kazakhstan.
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